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Division Controller

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  • Work closely with the President of Custom Building Products, VP & Regional Controller, Regional and Division VP’s of Sales and Operations and Plant Managers.
  • Review P&L with Regional Operations VP’s and Plant Managers monthly. Provide financial oversight and investigate irregularities or trends usually focused on sales mix, material, labor, transportation costs and overall changes to margins.
  • Provide financial statement analysis training and assistance to the Plant Managers who are responsible for reporting actual results.
  • Work with the VP of Finance to provide internally-prepared financial statements to external parties including landlords, US Bank Underwriters and governmental agencies to satisfy contractual obligations and governmental regulations.
  • Prepare and distribute to Divisional Management and Plant Managers key operations performance reports monthly and provide this role’s analysis, insight and corrective action where necessary.
  • Oversee and make sure AP processes freight invoices timely and payments are made before the due date to avoid late fee charges.
  • Review and approve freight invoices through US Bank freight payment system.
  • Review monthly AR collection update to ensure past-due accounts are followed-up and the amounts of past-due over 31 days are in control and under 5% of total outstanding AR.
  • Work with Sales and Division VP of Operations to set up plant’s annual sales budget broken by major channels and by month.
  • Assist with operations annual P&L budget process by providing necessary guidance and facilitating the budget upload to JDE.
  • Assist with preparing divisional financial information and presentations for the annual key managers meeting.
  • Review and ensure proposed changes in service plants for customer ship-to locations are supported by legit business reasons and finically justified.
  • Conduct quarterly P&L analysis for Custom Canada operations to ensure the operating income associated with the sales of US manufactured items is within the target rage required by the US to Canada transfer pricing policy. Recommend and review transfer price mark-up with the CFO, VP of Finance and VP & Region Controller – Western Region and work with key process owners to implement new mark-up and update transfer price books.
  • Special projects / Ad-hoc analyses – provide summarized and in-depth financial analyses per request, as well as taking initiative to prepare impactful analyses that support sales and operations trends, as well as opportunities for improvement
  • Schedule trips to the plants where necessary. Conduct mini-audits during plant visits with focus on inventory, sales and purchases transactions, in addition to providing direction and being a financial resource to all plant management.
  • Review and sign off on the semi-annual cost updates prepared by plant personnel.
  • Provide necessary guidance and oversight to ensure a successful year-end physical inventory and conduct internal inventory audit at plants.
  • Provide profit improvement ideas that reduce operating costs, implementation ideas and monitor results.
  • Be an active listener based on Operations comments and identify opportunities for improvement that can be quantified.
  • Self-starter and able to help drive results and savings based on projects initiated by the candidate in this role along with recommendations from Sales and Operations.

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